Honorary Fellow Professor Stephen Mitchell awarded 2020 Gustave Schlumberger Prize

Date 20 April 2020

Professor Mitchell was presented with this year's prize for his recent publication 'The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra) Vol. 2'

Professor Stephen Mitchell Honorary Fellow March 18The prize is awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in Paris, with each year's prize alternating between one of three different areas of study: Byzantine history, Byzantine archaeology, and the history and archaeology of the Latin East. 

Professor Mitchell's publication, co-edited by David French, is the second volume covering the Greek and Latin inscriptions of Ankara. Volume 1, published in 2012, contains inscriptions dating from AD 1-300, while Volume 2 includes texts from AD 300-1000, alongside extensive historical introductions and commentaries on the texts, as well as analysis of how the historical sources relate to the archaeology of the city. Find out more about the books here

Professor Stephen Mitchell was Leverhulme Professor of Hellenistic Culture at the University of Exeter from 2002 to 2011, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002. He is a world authority on the history and epigraphy of Asia Minor in antiquity, the history of monotheistic religions in antiquity, and the history of the later Roman Empire. A recent study of the last twenty years of Asia Minor studies stresses that 'the debt that the scholarly community owes to Stephen Mitchell is outstanding'. Professor Mitchell studied Literae Humaniores at St John's (1966), followed by a DPhil in Ancient History, and was elected as an Honorary Fellow in 2018.